Syrene-1....this is a little "information overload" for this thread, but I didn't know any other way for you to read it. As you might guess, Mesoamrica holds more interest to me than just a tourist destination. Back in my university days, I spentsome time working in Chiapas, Mexico, andas such, developed huge respect for thecultures predating the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.It's unfortunate that most of these ruins will never be fully explored and examinedbecause of a lack of funds in these Central American counties.
Hi Omegaet. Thanks for the information. I looked at the LL offering and it looks great. I also believe it is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. (great group.) The location makes it nice to join with a trip to the Bay Islands. (especially for snorkelling or scuba.) I think the lodge also just recently added some trips toget to know the local people. Great idea.
bonniejoy03 & others....anyone interested in travel to Honduras and considering a holiday experience involving trekking in this environmenthas the opportunity to really get a bargain with Pico Bonito just coming back into the LL auction. The recent offering prices are hugely discounted.
If anyone is considering flying to Honduras for a bit of adventure travel....maybe a look at Copan(and then going on to Pico Bonito for some luxury), take a look at the introductory fares being offered by Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to San Pedro Sulahttp://www.spiritair.com/Welcome.aspx(no we don't work for Spirit). Service begins July 20th!
We were in Honduras three years ago, and stayed at the Pico Bonita lodge, and I can verify that it is fantastic. Lovely, tasteful accomodations, within steps of a beautiful rainforest. We enjoyed all of Honduras - Copan, the Bay Islands, etc. - but Pico Bonita is truly special.
What an awesome post, Omegaet.I had the opportunity to visit Honduras in the early '90's. I went to Roatan and stayed at Anthony's Key Resort. Everyone literally stays on the ocean front in "huts". Fantastic diving, horse back riding, etc.
Copan was incredible, stunning to be exact. The memory of the ball field is seered into my mind.
The ONLY negative I can recount about Honduras is that on the trip from Copan to San Pedro, it was disconcerting to see the countryside denuded by logging and slash/burn. That was sad to see (and quite ugly, to be honest).
Regarding the city of San Pedro, there isn't much to see or do there.
Around Copan, many many archeologists & students from the University of Pennsylvania are there so if you like to chat about archeology, they were nice. The people & food were excellent as well.
Again, fantastic post Omegaet!! Thanks for sharing!
Great RED HOT Deal to Pico Bonito being offered by LL....auction closes May 24, 2007! Wish we had the holiday time available to take advantage of this offer! Some one interested in "soft adventure" travelis going to get a real steal on this one!
I spoke to my friend who still has a business in San Pedro Sula (even though he moved back to LA). His wife is in Honduras right now and really hasn't had any problems (other than the 6:00 PM curfew).
Flights are operating in and out of the country and apparently, tourists are still coming and going. If I were considering Pico Bonito, I would check with the resort....if they told me they are open and receiving guests and the airline says they are oprating, I would make the trip.....why not? Just because the old president has been removed by the army shouldn't cause a problem for a tourist.